Archive for 2017

Southern Highlands Reserve, Lake Toxaway, North Carolina

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | Posted by

Southern Highlands Reserve, Lake Toxaway, North Carolina Lake Toxaway, approximately fifty miles southeast of Asheville, now surrounded by summer homes with docks and boat houses dotting the shoreline, was created at the turn of the last century, the first artificial lake built in the Appalachian Mountains. The tallest of the mountains that cradle this long […]

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Betty and Robert Balentine, Atlanta, Georgia (2017)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | Posted by

Betty and Robert Balentine, Atlanta, Georgia (2017) One hundred and fifty miles north of Atlanta sits the town of Lake Toxaway, North Carolina, nestled atop the Appalachian’s storied Blue Ridge Mountains. With its mild climate and natural beauty, the region, which also includes the towns of Highlands, Cashiers, and Brevard, has been a retreat for […]

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JOHN NOLEN, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT AND CITY PLANNER GETS RAVE REVIEW

Monday, March 13, 2017 | Posted by

“Stephenson offers a richly developed biographical portrait of Nolen interwoven with a detailed discussion of his numerous planning projects. . . . The epilogue nicely ties Nolen’s work to current trends in the practice of city planning. The numerous color photographs make the book a visual delight and the excellent index makes referencing the book […]

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FLETCHER STEELE ARCHIVE ONLINE RESOURCES AVAILABLE

Monday, March 13, 2017 | Posted by

Jane Verostek, who oversees the Fletcher Steele Archives at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, recently completed an online finding aid for the collection. In addition to an inventory of the Moon Library’s extensive holdings, researchers will find a timeline of Steele’s life, digital photographs, and links to other archival sources.   http://libguides.esf.edu/steele For […]

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LANDSCAPES OF EXCLUSION WINS PRESTIGIOUS J. B. JACKSON AWARD

Monday, March 13, 2017 | Posted by

The Foundation for Landscape Studies has awarded the John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize to Landscapes of Exclusion: State Parks and Jim Crow in the American South by William E. O’Brien! “O’Brien has completed a remarkable work of scholarship in landscape history that makes it possible for us, finally, to understand this formerly obscured, but clearly […]

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NEW RELEASE: JAMES ROSE

Monday, March 13, 2017 | Posted by

LALH and the University of Georgia Press are pleased to announce the publication of James Rose by Dean Cardasis, the second volume in the Masters of Modern Landscape Design series. “This is the book that the history of a half cen­tury of American landscape architecture is missing. We all owe a great debt to Dean […]

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